Maltkiln Cottage At Crook Hall Farm

Bispham Green, The Lake District and Cumbria (Ref. 3995)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
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The property

An outstanding detached, brick-built, former farm building on a working farm on the edge of the pretty village of Bispham Green, ten miles from Southport.

Voted the Best Self Catering Holiday Provider 2014, at the Visit Lancashire awards, this cosy cottage has been thoughtfully converted to provide superb facilities over one floor, yet it still retains the immense character and charm of the original dwelling.

Modern styling and elegant furnishings are evident throughout the accommodation in this Lancashire cottage, which features a spacious living room with crook beams and exposed brickwork, a stylish kitchen, a lovely bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and a delightful private garden.

The owners have private freshwater ponds, where free fishing is available.

Nearby there are many interesting things to do and see including the Cedar Farm Galleries, Rufford Old Hall and Formby Point, which boasts a large area of beach, sand dunes and pine woods, which are still home to the red squirrel.

This Lancashire cottage makes a great touring base, with the Lake District, the western Dales and the Trough of Bowland just an hour’s drive.

A fabulous Lancashire cottage, and a perfect romantic retreat whatever the time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 12303 to accommodate 6 people.


All ground floor. One double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and electric stove.


LPG central heating with electric stove. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Bike storage available. Fishing on owner's private ponds. Fishing tuition with on-site fishing instructor available at additional cost (all necessary tackle and bait provided). Please contact owner directly for more information. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: Fishing ponds on-site, please ensure children are supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “5 Star accommodation in beautiful West Lancashire”
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    • “Brilliantly run by owner Claire Martland and husband Cliff, one could easily run out of superlatives when describing this delightful accommodation. Located in the delightful village of Bispham Green in West Lancashire, Maltkiln cottage is a one bedroom converted Piggery located on a working farm (Crook Hall Farm). The cottage is tastefullyy furnished in contemporary style,and has central heating, an excellent kitchen with full cooking facilities, and a dishwasher. The separate double bedroom boasts a superbly fitted ensuite with shower and bath. I stayed in this cottage for three weeks in June 2015 and loved every minute. The area boasts a wonderful Farm Shop just 200 yards walk and the welcoming Eagle and Child Pub just alongside. This area of West Lancahire is renowned for its many walking tracks through hedgerow and wood. I highly recommend Maltkiln Cottage, it is easily the best self contained accommodation I have ever stayed in.”

    Steve C, Melbourne, Australia, July 2015

    • “Fabulous”
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    • “We stayed here for 13 nights at the end of January and early February and had a wonderful time. The cottage is immaculate. It is contemporary, clean and very comfortable. It really was a treat to stay there. Perfectly laid out, the cottage has a very well equipped kitchen so if you do want to be able to cook properly you can do so. The lounge, bedroom and bathroom are also first rate with welcoming comfortable furniture. The bathroom is just right - spotlessly clean with an excellent powerful shower and lashings of hot water. The cottage is on a working farm but also walking distance to the local pub and farm shop. It just so happens that the local pub, The Eagle & Child, serves fantastic food and guests at the cottage enjoy a discount there too. The farm shop next to the pub is very well stocked with everything fresh local produce and interesting deli items to a rather tempting selection of wines. We certainly didn't go hungry during our stay. Only minutes from the wealth of independent shops and cafes at Cedar Farm Galleries and nearby Burscough and Southport, Maltkiln offers comfortable contemporary accommodation in a great location. There are plenty of nice walks and bike rides nearby too, and there is a storage shed for the bikes so it's all very convenient. The owners are helpful and friendly but completely unobtrusive. We enjoyed the fresh eggs from the farm chickens that the owners left with their compliments for us to try. Highly recommended indeed. If you're looking for a slightly bigger cottage there is a 2 bedroomed cottage called Barn Owl on the same farm but for just two of us, Maltkiln was absolutely perfect.”

    LadyGrady, Preston, March 2015

    • “A lovely stay in a great location”
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    • “The cottage was well-equipped and very comfortable. The short walk to the pub and the farm shop worked up enough of an appetite to appreciate the lovely food available within close proximity to the cottage. I would definitely recommend it as a top spot!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Northants, January 2013

    • “lovely peaceful cottage”
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    • “we had a week in this cottage in september 2012 it is in a lovely location with lots to do around the area, the cottage was clean comfortable with everything we needed for our stay i would recomend this cottage”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Padstow, January 2013

    • “Great cottage and proprietors.”
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    • “Cottage very clean and comfortable. Very handy for coast and countryside. Proprietors and everyone else we met on the farm were very friendly and obliging.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Birmingham, April 2012

    • “Charming, cosy holiday cottage - a lovely weekend break.”
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    • “Having arrived at the cottage I was given a lovely welcome by the owners who were very helpful in answering questions about the local area and amenities. The cottage itself was really lovely; extremely well presented and clean with everything you could need for a break away and the bed was particularly comfortable! Being december it was a bit chilly but the cottage remained snug and warm. Ir was nice to wake up in the morning and look out of the window to see horses grazing. Although it was a bit too cold to sit outside given the time of year I can imagine that the little patio area outside the cottage would be a lovely place to sit in warmer weather. My other half was keen to see the fishing ponds near the property, and although he didn't get the chance, next time I think I might lose him to a few hours fishing there! I think the cottage itself is in a good location with easy access from the M6 (about ten minutes by car) and close enough to a train station if you fancy a jaunt to Manchester. We also took a trip to Formby on the coast and were lucky enough to see a red squirrel at the reserve. The cottage is within walking distance of The Eagle and Child, which is a lovely pub serving delicious food and drink. A short walk also takes you to Cedar Farm, which has some really lovely and unusual shops, cafe and a really nice coffee shop. The Red Lion pub is also nearby and the food there was delicious! All in all it the cottage provided delightful accommodation in an ideal location for a fab weekend away.”

    Katy L, Witney, England, United Kingdom, December 2011

    • “cottage lovely despite the wet weather”
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    • “Good enough to book for 2014 summer and hoping for much better weather. Managed 2 dry days fishing which were most enjoyable. Caught 3 fine chub.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Scarborough, December 2013

    • “Lovely cottage, nice area”
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    • “This is a lovely cottage in a very nice area,the cottage itself was very cute, very comfortable with everything you could possibly need, a nice outside area for alfresco dining, however on a personal note we would have liked it to have been more private with no disurbances what-so-ever. it was quite close to the main house with plenty of coming & going. Having said that it was a lovely cottage & I would recommend it if you wanted a short break.”

    Couple From Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire, September 2011

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    • “Lovely cottage just as described. Owners very welcoming and helpful. Perfect location for our needs with good pub in walking distance, and close to bird reserve of Martin Mere.”

    Mrs Bailey, Hope Valley, November 2015

    • “The Cottage was lovely, the location good and the owners were helpful and friendly. Would recommend to anyone.”

    Mr Trigg, Malvern, September 2015

    • “Simply brilliant in every respect.”

    Mr Cummins, Melbourne, May 2015

    • “This cottage was extremely comfortable and set in a quiet location. The kitchen was well equipped with everything that you could possibly need, including a dishwasher. The owners were friendly and helpful should you need to know anything. I would definitely recommend this cottage to friends & family.”

    Mrs Pollard, Wellington, May 2015

    • “A lovely conversion, very well looked after, with attentive owners who were very helpful. A quiet location with lovely views and lots of eating places with good food just a short drive away.”

    Mrs Lawson, Shrewsbury, April 2015

    • “The cottage was beautifully presented and had everything we needed. It was perfect for the break we needed and we wouldn't change a thing about it!”

    Mrs Evans, Leatherhead, December 2014

    • “Very cosy environment with the right balance of privacy and being quite close to a range of activities as well as good pubs and eating places. Warm, friendly welcome from the owners and eggs from the chickens and biscuits were such a nice touch. The cottage was most pleasant so when the weather was dire it was so nice to curl up with a good book or watch tv/dvds.”

    Mrs Ashton, Chesterfield, January 2014

    • “Maltkiln Cottage was great! The owners were friendly and helpful, and there are great shops and pubs only minutes away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Lancashire!”

    Ms Daly, Bellbowrie, December 2013

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About the location


Southport 10 miles.

Steeped in history, in the lovely West Lancashire village of Bispham Green, once famous for its basket weaving, is home to a scattering of traditional brick-built cottages, old farmhouses and barn conversions, all surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, and offering a number of country pubs, renowned locally for excellent service and fine cuisine. This is a quiet and peaceful area, with many things to do and see, including the Martin Mere nature reserve, Mere Sands Wood, and the heritage market town of Ormskirk. The classic Victorian seaside town of Southport is just a short drive, and offers some of the finest golf courses in Britain, excellent shopping, a beautiful promenade, the annual Southport Flower Show and the not-to-be-missed annual Air Show. With excellent road and rail links to Manchester, Cumbria and the Lakes, Liverpool with its colourful heritage and the western Dales, this is a location that is worth discovering whatever the time of year.

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